Brazil

Political Pressure Mounts Against Lubnor Sale

Political Pressure Mounts Against Lubnor Sale

March 22, 2023

While Petrobras and Grepar Participacoes await the conclusion of a second regulator review of Grepar’s bid to buy the ...

Brazil Base Oil Production, Imports Rise

Brazil Base Oil Production, Imports Rise

March 8, 2023

Brazil’s base oil market may have had a down year in 2022, but it’s off to a healthy start in 2023, as domestic prod ...

Earnings Mixed at Moove, Sinclair, down at Quaker

Earnings Mixed at Moove, Sinclair, down at Quaker

March 1, 2023

Cosan’s Moove and HF Sinclair’s lubricants and specialties segment both reported higher profits for 2022 but lower p ...

Latin America Base Oil Market Still Lagging

Latin America Base Oil Market Still Lagging

March 1, 2023

The Latin American base oil market is going through a challenging time as its top economies – Brazil and Mexico – un ...

Two-wheeler Sales Jump in Brazil

Two-wheeler Sales Jump in Brazil

February 22, 2023

Retail sales and production of motorcycles in Brazil both increased by 18% in 2022, according to survey results released ...

Making Bio-lubes from Cashew Shells

Making Bio-lubes from Cashew Shells

February 15, 2023

Creating bio-lubricants using the liquid by-product extracted during processing of cashew nuts is the subject of a new p ...

Brazil Base Oils End Year on High Note

Brazil Base Oils End Year on High Note

February 8, 2023

Brazil’s base oil production increased 16% in December 2022 but was down 7% for the full year, while base oil import v ...

Base Stock Production in Latin America

Base Stock Production in Latin America

February 1, 2023

Might Latin America be on the cusp of increased base oil production capacity, or will its output dwindle in the coming y ...

Curacao Talks Proceed Despite Forged Docs

Curacao Talks Proceed Despite Forged Docs

January 18, 2023

In another twist of the Isla Refinery saga, Curacao government officials confirmed the preferred bidder seeking to opera ...

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Lubnor Sale Sent Back for Review

January 11, 2023

Last year’s purchase of the Lubnor refinery by Grepar Participacoes will be reviewed by a Brazilian court after a judi ...

Brazil Auto Sales Flat in 2022

Brazil Auto Sales Flat in 2022

January 11, 2023

Passenger car registrations in Brazil rose 5% in December and were flat for 2022, gradually recovering in number after a ...

Brazil Base Oils Flat in November

Brazil Base Oils Flat in November

January 4, 2023

Brazil produced 46,000 metric tons of base oil in November, close to flat compared to the same month of 2021. Meanwhile ...

Petrobras Group II Plant Plans Progress

Petrobras Group II Plant Plans Progress

December 28, 2022

Petrobras chose a concept on Dec. 22 for the base oil and fuel production units of its GasLub hub in Itaborai, Brazil, a ...

Brazil’s Base Oil Production Drops

Brazil’s Base Oil Production Drops

December 14, 2022

Brazil's base oil production in October declined by 18%, while base oil imports rose 8%, according to data released by a ...

Grepar Bullish on Brazil Base Oils

Grepar Bullish on Brazil Base Oils

November 9, 2022

Aimed at being the leading producer of industrial naphthenic lubricants and petroleum asphalt cement in Brazil, Grepar P ...

Brazil Base Oil Imports Drop in September

Brazil Base Oil Imports Drop in September

November 2, 2022

Brazil's base oil imports declined 32% in September, compared to the same month last year, according to data released ye ...

Privatization of Base Oils in Brazil

Privatization of Base Oils in Brazil

October 31, 2022

Brazil has sold off two of its three major base oil plants. What might this mean for base oil production and overall mar ...

Brazil Group Offers Engine Oil Training

Brazil Group Offers Engine Oil Training

October 26, 2022

Brazil’s Institute of Automotive Quality launched a technicians training program about automotive lubricants quality, ...